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Peacekeeping Operations

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 13th December 2007.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the UK made to UN peacekeeping operations in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Foreign Secretary

The following table provides details of the UK's contribution to UN peacekeeping operations over the last 10 years. The figures include troop, police and civilian personnel.

The UK is currently the fourth largest contributor to the UN peacekeeping budget.

In addition, the UK makes a significant contribution of troops to UN mandated missions, including Afghanistan (7,700), Kosovo (140) and Bosnia (19).

Military personnel, military observers, police, civilians UK assessed contributions to UN peacekeeping (£)
1997 n/a 57,685,432
1998 n/a 29,337,251
1999 n/a 28,020,242
2000 594 93,951,000
2001 714 126,725,157
2002 612 86,928,831
2003 563 87,286,235
2004 542 152,915,762
2005 349 163,600,452
2006 358 199,566,553
2007(1) 366 221,018,081
Total 4,098 1,247,034,996
(1) Forecast.

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